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    Fri, 09 Mar 2012 14:34:15

    Melvins Tour Van Featuring Kurt Cobain Artwork Up for Bid on eBay - It's a 1972 Dodge Sportsman and a piece of rock 'n' roll history

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    A Melvins tour van, featuring exterior artwork by Nirvana's Kurt Cobain is currently up on the eBay auction block.

    Dubbed the 'Melvan,' the 1972 Dodge Sportsman Royal Van features a mural of Kiss (the band!) apparently drawn by Cobain in marker.

    The listing details are as follows: "This is a very unique piece of Melvins/Nirvana history and truly one of a kind. The Kiss mural on the side was hand drawn by Kurt Cobain using sharpie markers shoplifted from the Thriftway grocery store in Montesano, Washington."

    Stolen Sharpies? Nice!

    It continues: "This was one of the first Melvins tour vans and was used on at least one US tour. Kurt himself was often times known to drive this van to local shows, also included are two former registrations, one signed by Roger Osborne (King Buzzo) and the second signed by former Melvins bass player Matt Lukin!"

    The auction runs through March 13 and it's the responsibility of the winning bidder pick up the van from Montesano, Washington. Ben Berg, who has owned the van since 1992, is selling it. He told RollingStone that "I think Kurt's name is carved somewhere in the van, as well. I don't know the exact location. I know that Krist Novoselic's name is carved in there. Dale Crover's name from the Melvins is carved in there."

    The reserve price is $150,000 but he is willing to sell it for $135,000.

    If you had the means, would you bid? You can, right here

    —Maggie Pannacione

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    Tags: Melvins, Kurt Cobain, Kiss, Krist Novoselic, Dale Crover, Nirvana

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